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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-01-2013, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Review: 2013 Prior Brandywine 153

Hi everybody, I'm Poutanen's fiancee so I deserve credit for putting up with him every day!

A little background: I'm going into my 5th season of riding. Spent the first two years in Ontario and the last two in Alberta. My first board was a 2010 K2 Luna camber, it was a great board but I was reaching a plateau with my riding.

Specs:

- Prior Brandywine 153 (screaming trees topsheet)
- Directional free ride board, camber with lifted tips
- Paired with Burton Scribe bindings
- Sintered base
- Flex: It definitely feels stiffer than my K2 Luna
For all the specs click here : Brandywine Snowboard Model For Ladies From Prior Snowboards | Female Snowboard | Womens Snowboard | Whistler BC

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I've rode this board at Lake Louise, Fernie, Nakiska and Kimberley. The snow has been everything from deep Alberta powder, to ice, groomers and hardpack. I've taken it down rocky steeps, through trees, and down chutes, and bowls.

Positives:

- Excellent edge hold
- Great for carving
- Good control
- Still easy to ride with the rockered nose and tail
- Rides much better in deep powder than my old board

Negatives:

- A little more expensive than a typical off the shelf board, but I would buy another one in a second

Conclusion:

I really wanted a camber board. I demo'd a few rocker and flying V boards last year and wasn't pleased with them. But with the K2 my boarding was not progressing any further, I noticed that when i bought the Prior my boarding progression was huge, and I was more confident to take on new terrain. With the Prior I take on things that I never pictured myself doing! When I'm on my board it feels like it's part of me, it does what I want to do and doesn't fight me!











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Poutanen out-punted his coverage.

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looking forward to the yoga pants pics from home Poutanen will put up in this thread
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So I bug her for weeks to finally post a review of her board, what does she get in thanks? A bunch of comedians!!!
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Great review, morris149! Thanks for posting it up. Excellent pics, too!

Ahaha, you certainly deserve credit for "putting up with" good old Pouts everyday! When I saw his post (below) in the Today I Hate Thread, I thought, "Oh, this woman is a saint!" (And I don't even know what Zoo Juniors is but sounds like the title might fit the theme?...ha)

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This is why I don't get into TV shows... I watch my NFL, F1, The Flintstones (no chance of ruining the final episode there!) and Zoo Juniors.
You know we all heart you, Pouts! (Hence this smiley is for you):
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You know we all heart you, Pouts! (Hence this smiley is for you):
Funny enough SHE'S the one who picks the Flintstones, Zoo Juniors, and we're both NFL fans. If we're sitting at a bar she gets right into it and starts shouting at the TV. I think we're made for each other! lol

This is Zoo Juniors!

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Funny enough SHE'S the one who picks the Flintstones, Zoo Juniors, and we're both NFL fans. If we're sitting at a bar she gets right into it and starts shouting at the TV. I think we're made for each other! lol

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HEY poutanen.

NICE ride!

Oh and your wife has a nice board to.

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Thanks guys,

He is a handful to put up with sometimes I tell ya. I love my board and cannot wait to get back on it! Getting antsy I love my flintstones, jetsons, etc. teletoon retro is the best! As for the NFL and getting into the game while sitting in the bar, there is nothing wrong with enjoying the NFL my dear! It is a healthy habit lol
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